2017 Coaching Staff
Shine, 42, comes to Clinton after spending the 2016 season in the Major Leagues as the video coordinator for the Miami Marlins. Shine's primary in-game duties included instant replay challenges but fans probably remember him best for being the pitcher for home-run derby champion Giancarlo Stanton in this year's MLB All-Star Game in San Diego. This will be his first Minor League managerial assignment.
|Doug Mathis||Pitching Coach|
Mathis, 33, is a former professional pitcher who ended his professional career in 2015 after pitching in Korea, Japan, China, and the US. He spent parts of three seasons at the Major League level with the Texas Rangers
|David Flores||Hitting Coach|
Flores, 30, had a four year professional career after being drafted by the Houston Astros in the 18th round of the 2008 MLB draft. He reached as high as the Double-A level, but did not have a stop in the Midwest League during his playing days. Both Mathis and Flores are in their first year in the Mariners organization.
|Lyle Danley||Athletic Trainer|
|Paul Howey||Performance Specialist|
Paul Howey returns to the LumberKings for his third straight season as the club's performance specialist. The 2016 season marked his second in the Mariners organization, having previously been a high school physical education teacher. Howey, 35, also coached baseball at McMurry University and Abilene Christian University, his alma mater.
While at Abilene Christian, he played baseball and received his degree in exercise science. A Missouri native, Howey and his wife Liz reside in Searcy, AR during the offseason.